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Cherry Enchantment: Images and results from the 2013 Northwest Cherry Festival parade

The Cherry Pit Queens’ float earned the People’s Choice Award in the 2013 Northwest Cherry Festival parade April 27.

The Cherry Pit Queens’ float earned the People’s Choice Award in the 2013 Northwest Cherry Festival parade April 27. Photo by Kathy Ursprung.

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2013 Cherry Festival Parade

Clips from the 2013 Cherry Festival Parade downtown The Dalles.

Clips from the 2013 Cherry Festival Parade downtown The Dalles.

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The Cherry Pit Queens’ float earned the People’s Choice Award in the 2013 Northwest Cherry Festival parade April 27.

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The Elizabeth Rodriguez Musical Group struts the parade route in the 2013 Northwest Cherry Festival April 27.

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Young faces boost the Cherry Enchantment (the parade’s theme) quotient on the Sugar Bowl float during the 2013 Northwest Cherry Festival parade April 27.

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Kaylee Hawkins, 3, looks enchanting in her fairy-like face paint during the 2013 Northwest Cherry Festival parade April 27.

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Marching backwards in parades is part of the job description for drum majors in The Dalles Wahtonka High School marching band as the parade up Second Street during the 2013 Northweast Cherry Festival parade April 27.

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A Tractor parades up Second Street during the 2013 Northwest Cherry Festival parade April 27.

The longest Cherry Festival Parade in recent memory had plenty to make crowds smile. Here are some of the entries that drew special notice:

Mayors Choice: Elizabeth Rodriguez Musical Group

People’s Choice: Cherry

Pit Queens

Band: First, Sandstone Middle School; second,

The Dalles Wahtonka High School; third, The Dalles

Middle School

Senior Citizen: First, Cherry Heights Retirement Community; second, Flagstone Senior Living

Float: First, Cherry Pit Queens; second, OCDC; third, St. Mary’s Academy

Commercial: First, Pietro’s; second, Fred Meyer; third, Google

Civic Group: First, Boy Scouts; second, Lincoln County Shriner’s Club; third, The Dalles Wahtonka Youth Football

Equestrian Individual: First, Klickitat County Fair & Rodeo Queen; second, Molalla Buckeroo, third Queen Kylie Alder Creek Pioneer Assoc.

Equestrian Group: First, Rancho El Caporal & Friends; second, Fort Dalles Riders; third, Cascade Icelandic Horse Club

Equestrian Horse Drawn: First, Fort Dalles Floozies; second, Cherry Blossom Gypsies Pony Camp.

Ribbons are available

for pick up at The Dalles

Area Chamber of Commerce Office.

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